Advanced Topics in Communications Engineering

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2019
Language of instructionEnglish
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DatesSee TUMonline


Course criteria & registration


Coding Theory: Classical and Modern Channel Coding 1. Introduction 2. Linear block codes 3. Cyclic codes 4. Reed-Solomon and BCH codes 5. Convolutional codes 6. ML and MAP decoding 7. Classical coded modulation 8. Interleaving, code concatenation, and iterative decoding 9. Low-density parity check codes 10. Turbo codes and other concatenated codes 11. Modern coding in standards


Interest in the history and future of information, communications, and computing.

Recommended literature

Lin & Costello, Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications (2nd edition), Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 2004. Ryan & Lin, Channel Codes – Classical and Modern, Cambridge University Press, 2009. Blahut, Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission, Cambridge University Press, 2003. Richardson & Urbanke, Modern Coding Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2008.